Fidanza speaks at Sustainable Turf Conference in Czech Republic
Fidanza's research focus is turfgrass ecology, specifically turfgrass IPM and the evaluation of plant protection products (i.e., fungicides, herbicides, plant growth regulators) and cultural practices in turfgrass ecosystems, and the biology and ecology of fairy ring disease in turfgrass. Fidanza also investigates the benefits and uses of spent mushroom substrate for the lawn and landscape, crop production, and the environment. All research involves collaborations with scientists from many other academic institutions as well as industry.
Fidanza is active in the American Phytopathological Society, American Society of Agronomy, American Society of Horticultural Science (Associate Editor for HortTechnology), Crop Science Society of America, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA Journal review board), Northeastern Weed Science Society of America, and many other professional and trade organizations.
Fidanza also conducts pedagogical research, and teaches undergraduate courses in Biology (Plants, Places, and People), Turfgrass (The Turfgrasses), and Soils (Introduction to Soils. He was named by Golfweek's SuperNews as one of the "Top 40 Green Industry Professionals Under the Age of 40."